Sunday, January 31, 2010

Place your bets

and take your guesses as to when Kaylee will make her grand entrance. Get it right and you will win the fabulous prize of... bragging rights! Click the link below to make your guess!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

30 week bump and more work on the nursery...

^30 weeks^

^Canvas for Kaylee (almost done!)^

^new curtains^

^new cubes/storage for the closet organizer^

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

30 weeks!

Only 10 (or so) more weeks to go!!! My only complaint is that I am getting too big to bend over and my sciatica acts up pretty consistently. Other than that, I am feeling pretty good! We went to our Dogs & Babies, Play it Safe class this past weekend. It was very interesting and we learned a lot. It made me a little anxious to think about taking care of a new baby and two crazy dogs while daddy is gone, but I'll figure something out.

Not much progress on anything baby related this week since report cards are due, but be on the look out next week when I am sure I will have more news!

Kaylee at 30 weeks:
Your baby girl has grown another 1/4 pound in the last week. She begins a rapid growth phase and she will begin to put on nearly 1/2 pound each week. In fact, she will likely triple her weight by her due date.

Your baby girl's organs are all fully formed and functioning well, although the lungs have not matured completely.

Your baby girl's bone marrow has taken over production of red blood cells from the liver.

How big is baby? approximately 15.2 inches long and 3-4 pounds!
(from iPregnancy)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The baby girls room (still in progress)...

Keep in mind when all this started we were really trying to avoid a "pink" room. That's not quite working out as planned. We still have more to do, but we're getting closer!!!

^29 1/2 week bump^

v 22 week bump v

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"my belly button's crooked!"

Yes, those were the words that crossed my lips tonight. I guess it's not so much crooked, but off center. It was very weird to look at my tummy and see my belly button pulled to the left. It was really obvious and dad noticed (and laughed) right away. I don't know what she was doing in there but she was all huddled on one side. Weird. No one ever warned me about that one!

29 weeks

already? I feel like we just hit 28 weeks. So here we are, 11 weeks to go (give or take). Progress?? hmmm, we got a new bookshelf for the baby's room, so we are set on nursery furniture, we just need to get curtains. We are stocked to the brim with clothes (even though I couldn't help myself but to stock up on baby clothes during the ridiculous sale Old Navy was having) but are still on the look out for the perfect 'bringing baby home' outfit. Maybe silly and we'll probably just have to change her as soon as she gets home, but it's still fun for us-well, me anyways.

No word from the doctor about the glucose test, so it seems that no news is good news in this instance. They said they would only call if there was a problem and they have definitely gotten the results by now. So that is one less thing to worry about!

We brought the swing out into the living room to get help the dogs get used to the craziness that will soon be here. They are, of course, scared to death of it. We swing it a little bit everyday, hopefully their fear will subside by the time the baby gets here. They are also scared of her rocking horse and any toy that makes noise. I think they are in for a rough ride in the coming months (well, years).

Speaking of the doggies, our Dogs & Babies safety class was canceled because the room was flooded. Yes, the city shuts down completely when we get a little precipitation (even indoors). We are going to try again on Sunday. We were also bumped out of our childbirth class due to overbooking. Not sure when we will reschedule that, as the alternate times don't work very well for us. Maybe google will need to teach us everything I should know???

Kaylee's development at 29 weeks--
At 29 weeks pregnant, your baby is almost 17 inches tall now (nearly as tall as he or she will be at birth), and close to three pounds (a weight that will likely more than double — and may even come close to tripling — by delivery time) YIKES!! Her wrinkled skin is smoothing out as more fat is deposited under the skin surface. This fat, called white fat, is different from the earlier brown fat that your developing fetus accumulated. Brown fat is necessary for body temperature regulation while white fat actually serves as an energy source.

Which explains why your energizer baby feels so…well…energized! Space in your baby's living quarters is now at a premium, so you'll be feeling jabs and pokes from elbows and knees mostly. But those kicks will be more vigorous than before (and also less erratic) because your baby is stronger and excitedly responding to all sorts of stimuli — movement, sounds, light, and that candy bar you ate half an hour ago.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

28 week bump

Kaylee's been cooking for 200 days now! About 80 more to go! We had our 28 week appointment on Thursday and everything is looking good. I also had my glucose test and am awaiting results. We have our first baby class on Tuesday, all about Dogs and Babies. Then on Saturday, we have our first of two childbirth classes.

Here's my 28 week bump:

This is the artwork-in-progress for the baby's room:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Kaylee at 28 weeks

Week Twenty Eight: May recognize your voice

You are 28 weeks pregnant
  • Kaylee has its own regular intervals for sleeping and being awake.
  • 2.2 pounds weight (she's definitely bigger than that) and is 14.8 (and longer) inches in length from head to heel.
  • The feet are just over 2 inches (5.5cm) long.
  • The hair on the head is now clearly visible.
  • The milk teeth have developed under the gums.
  • The eyes are starting to move in their sockets.
28 weeksBrain waves show rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which means your baby may be dreaming. Eyelids are opening. Eye color may change within the first six months of life especially if your baby's eyes are blue or gray-blue at birth. Remember to talk to your baby often; reading stories, singing songs has been seen to slow the baby's heart rate. He or she can recognize your voice now and will often calm to it later after birth.

Branches of lungs are quite developed now, so there is a good chance that baby would survive if born prematurely now. If your baby is born this week, the chances of survival is now at least 90 percent. However, some complications are still possible. (source:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Kaylee at 27 weeks...

Today's the day...we have entered the 3rd and final trimester! Only 13 more weeks to go!

Our baby girl is approximately 14.5 inches and weighs nearly 3 pounds. Her hearing is fully developed, and the nerves in her ears have completely formed. She is keenly aware of sound and can move to the rhythm of music. The brain stem, which controls involuntary activity such as breathing and body temperature, is becoming more refined. Our baby girl will practice breathing in and out and can even cry. (source: iPregnancy)

I've still be feeling good. The sciatic nerve pain is starting to come back every once in awhile and it's getting harder to tie my shoes, but I am feeling great overall! We just registered for a few different "ready or not, you are going to be parents" classes over the few weeks and are getting very eager to meet our baby girl!
Related Posts with Thumbnails